Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 209 pages, 8.22 × 6.28 × 0.64 in
Published: September 30, 2005
Publisher: Harvest Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0156032457
ISBN - 13: 9780156032452
From the Publisher
Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi.
Written earlier in Martel''s career, these tales display that
startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an
Inventive in form and timeless in content, each story is moving and
thought-provoking. A Canadian university student visiting
Washington, D.C., experiences the Vietnam War through an intense
musical encounter. Variations of a warden''s letter to the mother
of a man he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in
its end. A young man''s fascination with the mirror-making machine
he finds in his grandmother''s attic is juxtaposed with the
reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. And, in the exquisite
title story, a young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in
fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set
against the yearly march of the twentieth century.
About the Author
YANN MARTEL is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Life of Pi. When he stays put, he lives in Montreal.